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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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12/20/12
Super Mario Accepts $550K Fine

Man City striker Mario Balotelli has accepted a two-week fine for misconduct, "leading to the postponement of Wednesday's planned Premier League tribunal on the issue," according to Chris Bascombe of the London TELEGRAPH. The club had handed its striker with a £340,000 ($553,000) fine for a "s ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

12/19/12
EPL Clubs Agree On Cost Controls

Premier League clubs "have paved the way for the introduction of spending controls and a salary cap after their chairmen agreed in principle to their introduction," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. Despite some opposition, the EPL "is keen to ensure that financial safeguards are in place b ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

12/19/12
Glasgow Security Budget Soars

The security budget for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is expected to exceed £90M ($146M), according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. A total of £27.2M ($44.2M) had been set aside for security costs at the "massive sporting event." Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison, however, an ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

12/19/12
Rangers CEO Calls Share Issue A Success

Scottish Third Division side Rangers CEO Charles Green insisted that the Rangers' share issue "was a big success – even though fans will struggle to meet half of his £10M ($16M) target for them," according to John Gardner of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Ibrox boss "ring-fenced £1 ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

12/19/12
London Aquatics Centre Transforming

The London Aquatics Centre is transforming, as construction workers "start to dismantle the seating on either side of the pool," according to Liv Lee of the London DAILY MAIL. During the Games, it had the capacity to hold 17,500 spectators, but now "the two temporary wings on the structure are to be ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

12/19/12
New Golf Course Opens In West London

Developer Tony Menai Davis, the owner of the Shire club in north London, "has opened the West London Golf Centre, a new practice facility and the first step in an ambitious series of golf developments in the area," according to GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE. The center, which includes an academy run by S ...

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12/19/12
Wiggins Set To Become Knight In '13

Cyclist BRADLEY WIGGINS "will lead an unprecedented list of sporting knights and dames in the New Year Honours list, with the new BBC Sports Personality of the Year one of four athletes likely to receive the highest recognition given to active sportsmen and women" in the U.K, according to Paul Kel ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom

12/19/12
TAG Heuer Sponsors RPA

Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer has joined the Rugby Players' Association as the latest commercial partner to sign up in support of the professional rugby players in England. The company becomes the exclusive official watch partner of the RPA as well as title sponsors of the RPA TAG Heuer Six Nations R ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

12/19/12
Arsenal, West Ham To Be Postponed

Arsenal's Boxing Day match against West Ham is "likely to be called off" due to the threat of a London Underground strike, according to Simon Head of the London MIRROR. London Underground drivers "are to stage three strikes in a row over Bank Holiday pay," with the first scheduled for Dec. 26. The m ...

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12/19/12
Repucom To Rename Subsidiaries

Sport+Markt and IFM Sports will be renamed as Repucom in the first half of '13. All three companies are part of the RSMG Insights holding group, which is to unite its world-leading sports marketing research businesses under one global brand. As part of this process, IFM Sports and Sport+Markt’ ...

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